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Why do I need to verify my email address?

When you sign up for a Microsoft account or add an email address to your account, we automatically send a request to that email for you to verify that we have the right address. To finish the process, just follow the verification link in the email.

If you need a new verification link, here’s how to get it:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft account website, and go to the Your info section.
  2. Select Manage your sign-in email or phone number.
  3. Select Verify next to the email address, and then Send me verification email.


Article ID: 10641 - Last Review: Apr 28, 2016 - Revision: 10